The winners of RAW AIR 2019 are Japanese Ryōyū Kobayashi and Norwegian Maren Lundby. Lundby and the female jumpers participated in the tournament for the first time this year. Maren Lundby won her first World Cup victory when she won in Tramplin Aist in Nizhny Tagil in Russia on December 10, 2016, and took her second world cup victory in the Miyanomori Hill in Sapporo on February 15, 2017. During the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang she became Olympic Champion in the normal hill, in front of German Katharina Althaus and Japanese Sara Takanashi.
Ryōyū Kobayashi is a Japanese ski jumper and is the younger brother of ski jumper Junshirō Kobayashi. Kobayashi had his debut in the World Cup on January 24, 2016 in Zakopane during the 2015/16 season, where he ended up as best Japanese with a 7th place 31.5 points behind the winner; Austrian Stefan Kraft. Kobayashi had his first podium placement during the World Cup opening in Wisła on November 18, 2018, and won his first World Cup race in Ruka November 24.
Norway and Japan
7 Sept 1994 (Lundby) and 8 Nov 1996 (Kobayashi)
141,5 metres (Lundby) og 252 metres (Kobayashi)
The most extreme and intense ski jumping tournament in the world
RAW AIR is a ski jumping tournament where the athletes individual scores make up the total. Each contender will face 10 competitions within the course of 10 days, with a total of 16 counting ski jumps. RAW AIR takes place in four different cities in Norway. NRK is the producer and official broadcaster, and will air all competitions in prime time.
The central characters are the athletes; their battle against raw Norwegian nature, against their own fear and the different slopes’ gravitational forces. All this forms the basis for a spectacular tournament.
Some of the world's most spectacular hills in raw Norwegian nature. Starting in Holmenkollen, continuing on to Lillehammer, then to Trondheim before finishing off in Vikersund.
That changes ski jumping. Each contender will face 10 competitions within the course of 10 days, with a total of 16 counting ski jumps. This is a tournament where the points for the qualification and individual points in team events counts together with the points from the individual events.
The athletes will have no time to rest! That is why we call this the world's most extreme ski jumping tournement ever! Experience the thrill and excitement 10 - 19 March!
06 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Men
07 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Ladies
07 March TBD 2020 — Team Competition Men
08 March TBD 2020 — Individual Competition Ladies
08 March TBD 2020 — Individual Competition Men
09 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Lillehammer Men
09 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Lillehammer Ladies
10 March TBD 2020 — Individual competition Men
10 March TBD 2020 — Individual competition Ladies
11 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Men
11 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Ladies
12 March TBD 2020 — Individual Competition Ladies (FINALE)
12 March TBD 2020 — Individual Competition Men
13 March TBD 2020 — LO Qualifications Vikersund
14 March TBD 2020 — Team Competition
15 March TBD 2020 — Individual Competition